It’s time to share some funny experiences with you 😉 It was yesterday when we saw a work troop of women cleaning a piece of lawn in front of a petrol station with brooms. Yes, really! And no, we couldn’t make out any sense in this action… today we saw a woman in front of … Continue reading Day 33 (Margilon, UZ) – 9,252 …always expect the unexpected 😉
Yesterday we booked the first hotel that we found in the city of Bukhara when we drove in at around 23:00 and YES they had internet… I could upload the blog-info but I cannot, for some reason that I cannot explain, update my sidebars of the blog… I also tried to get my Tajikistan visa … Continue reading Day 32 (Samarkand, UZ) – 8,653 …of minarets and the pride of men!
We share a room with two guys from New Zealand and the tiny cabin has only one small window to allow some exchange of air. Not necessary to say that the air is dwelling without movement, meaning that it’s hard to breathe on the one hand and on the other hand you start sweating already … Continue reading Day 26 (Caspian Sea, no country) – 6,722 …about the ship…
Still I couldn’t find WiFi… also in Khiva there was no chance to upload the blog entries or organise my Tajikistan visa. This is getting really a problem because as per the plan we would need to cross borders into Tajikistan tomorrow and in Bukhara or Samarkand there are no Tajik consulates… I need a … Continue reading Day 31 (Khiva & Bukhara, UZ) – 8,382 Medieval cities and the darkest of nights!
In the end we arrived at Aqtau port at 21:50 (AZ-time, not considering the 1h time difference) and were pushed into the right position by tugboats… After the ship was brought into its final parking position Kazakh border police came on board and thus started, what for me was the most complicated and inefficient border … Continue reading Day 30 (Nukus, UZ) – 7,747 No sleep till Brooklyn! (Beastie Boys)
I woke up several times this night, but no worries, it was all very positive experiences! At 02:50 I woke up because the engines were turned on and we finally started to move out of the bay… at 05:00 I woke up and realised that it was already getting a bit light outside. I decided … Continue reading Day 29 (Aqtau, KZ) – 6,722 …there is a light at the end of the tunnel 😉
Rumours have it that we will stay yet another day in the bay of Baku, imprisoned on this ship… we are really running out of time! Due to the port’s misinformation we lost two days because we didn’t catch the Sunday or the Monday ferry, we waited one full day in Alat port on Wednesday … Continue reading Day 28 (Caspian Sea, no country) – 6,722 …more waiting in our 150m prison!
At night the weather is always getting rougher… when during the day the sun is burning down, at night it becomes really cloudy and winds appear to be much stronger than during daytime. The first night I spent on the upper tier of one of the cabin’s bunk beds. The window is at about … Continue reading Day 27 (Caspian Sea, no country) – 6,722 …nocturnal noises…
Today morning we packed our stuff and took off for Alat port. It was a quick ride with less than 1h, cause today we didn’t have the detour to the airport and back through town. Arriving at the ferry port Bernie recognized a car with an Austrian number plate that we had seen and greeted … Continue reading Day 25 (Caspian Sea, no country) – 6,722 …we did it!!!! …did we?
One of my morning routines includes reaching out to the bed table and, without actually looking at it, trying to get hold of what feels like my mobile phone… drowsily I open my eyes and check if I have received new messages on whatsapp. Whatsapp is, what keeps me in touch with the outer world, … Continue reading Day 24 (Baku, AZ) – 6,596 …further delays and restaurant (in)efficiencies!